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by karen
Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Early Ride Time
Replies: 15
Views: 3406

AP holders and hotel guests on the park package can enter the park via the woodland walk from 8:30am with the rides opening at 9am. The ERT has gone back to Air, Nemesis and the Blade, it was Rita earlier on in the season but has since changed back. Not sure about the substation pass for RMT. I gues...
by karen
Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Florida Q's.
Replies: 52
Views: 12541

Queues should be OK at that time of year for all the places you have mentioned. When we went to Busch Gardens at Christmas and took the adventure thrills tour which I really recommend. It is a group tour but you get a guide around the park and you walk up the exits for all the rides and can ride the...
by karen
Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Spinball's new weight limit
Replies: 48
Views: 11877

When I was at AT last week we were waiting for Spinball behind a family who were not small. The lady read the weight notice in the line and said to her husband that she could not ride as she was too heavy. Her husband told her to get in anyway and if there was a problem the staff would tell her she ...
by karen
Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: 26th august, behind the scenes
Replies: 16
Views: 3952

Hi guys, I was with you on the tour on Saturday as well (I was the one with the blonde pleat in the Disney top who got soaked on the flume at 5pm and then dripped water in the board room over sandwiches and nibbles). I love those driving licences. I'm going back to AT tomorrow with a group of mates,...
by karen
Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Quick Questions 2006/7
Replies: 380
Views: 92826

I think you have to reniew it within a month of expiery.
by karen
Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 'Unique & Unusual' additions for Towers Street + Gardens
Replies: 38
Views: 8991

All these pieces of news... All on the same day... Project: Dolphin has officially been put into action methinks! No it definitely isn't project dolphin, we were told that on Saturday. I don't think project dolphin is in operation any more. This new project has a different project title (although w...
by karen
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Behind Scenes 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 3986

"Ade" wrote:
Did i give you a lift back to the carparks Karen?


No, sorry, that wasn't me.
by karen
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Behind Scenes 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 3986

perhaps they could so a special behind the scenes + hotel stay [/color] Funnily enough, they said that was being considered, so you could be in luck! You should definitely get yourself along Ben - I can't understate how interesting and enjoyable the tour is. Great report there Karen! I didn't even ...
by karen
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Behind Scenes 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 3986

I was on the tour on Saturday along with a few other TTF members. Here is a link to the pictures I took. http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/karenm30/ We were shown around mainly by Wayne Burton who did an excellent job. We were also joined by Tony the head engineer/maintainance manager who was a ...
by karen
Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Work on the black hole
Replies: 11
Views: 5573

I went in the black hole tent on Saturday as part of the behind the scenes tour. The station is now gone, the spiral supports are still in place but the spiral track is stacked inside it. The only part of the coaster that is still in place is the break section. The cars are still lined up along the ...
by karen
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail Friday 25th
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

We were also in the park and staying in the AT hotel on Friday night. This is the first I have heard about anything. We were in the park until 3pm when we went to check in to the hotel. We stayed in our room for a break until 5:30 when we took the monorail back to the park where we went on a few mor...
by karen
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Florida Reports - Reports, Photos and Vids If You Ask!
Replies: 51
Views: 12769

Have a great trip, I love going to Florida (I was last there at Christmas and New Year, although we stay on site at Disney World.) We went to Busch Gardens on boxing day and did the adventure thrills tour (you have a guide and don't have to que at all, just walk up the exit and bypass the line!) As ...
by karen
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World General Discussion
Replies: 168
Views: 13525

When we go to WDW we stay at the Beach Club which is near one of the wedding pavilions so we have seen quite a few Disney weddings with a variety of number of guests. I have seen a few bride and grooms stood having their pictures taken with bride and groom Mickey and Minnie! My best friends own Disn...
by karen
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 64575

The ToT at WDW has a random drop sequence, once the lift enters the drop shaft the computer randomly picks which of the 4 sequences to use. Each of the lifts can do any of the sequences. I have heard on Disney boards that I go on that for it's 13th birthday they are going to change the drop sequence...
by karen
Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Strange mannequins
Replies: 15
Views: 4074

Very wierd. I'm going to AT tomorrow, I'll have to check this out!
by karen
Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Resort Feel to you...
Replies: 58
Views: 10291

Redcoat jase, I have to agree with you that AT just let things build up. I have been to several Disney resorts many times and have taken backstage tours at Walt Disney World where they show you the attention to details that they use. Having learned this I am spoiled by this and I now view AT in the ...
by karen
Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Behind the Scenes Tour - July 15th
Replies: 61
Views: 13859

Those photos look great Nick, I'll definately have to remember my camera when I do the tour in August.
by karen
Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Behind the Scenes Tour - July 15th
Replies: 61
Views: 13859

Hi, I was just wondering what priority passes you were given to use during the main part of the day.
by karen
Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Behind the Scenes Tour List
Replies: 12
Views: 4115

Me and my husband will be there on the 26th. We couldn't be bothered getting up at 5am to get there in time so we are staying in the AT hotel the night before!
by karen
Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Behind the scenes tour
Replies: 154
Views: 36718

I got the standard letter too although I know people who recieved a different letter which apparently you need to show to get free priority parking. I just phoned AT up and they are sending me out the correct letter. If you got the standard letter you normally get if you buy park tickets in advance ...
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